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School of Medicine in the News

AAFP Applauds Top 21 FP-producing Medical Schools

• AAFP

Deans of 21 U.S. allopathic medical schools received a nice surprise from the AAFP recently when AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., of Centreville, Ala., sent them congratulatory letters for their "exemplary performance" in graduating a higher percentage of students entering careers in family medicine when compared to other U.S. allopathic schools.


New orthopedic surgeon joins JHC

• Port Townsend (WA) News

Eissmann is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship.

Medical bankers serve health care professionals

• Las Vegas Business Press

According to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Nevada needs an additional 2,900 doctors just to bring the state in line with the national average for physicians per resident.


2016's Top 5 Advances in Primary Care

• MedPage Today

Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, singled out new data on testosterone therapy as one of his top picks, and one that he thinks should have an effect on clinical care.


The Evolution of Medical Education in Nevada

• Healthcare Training and Education

“We have a tremendous shortage [of physicians] and in nearly all specialties,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine.




Rhinoplasty in Reno

• KTVN Ch. 2

Dr. Yamamoto opened the practice a little more than a year ago. The Reno High School graduate studied at Dartmouth College before obtaining a medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.


Business Briefs: New Surgeon

• Peninsula Daily News (Washington)

Edward Eissmann, MD, FACOS, has joined the Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center’s Orthopedic Clinic. Eissmann is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship.


Helping patients and community

• Lahontan Valley News

I choose to see all the good of the past year, all of the many ways the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences have countered the misery we see on the news every day. I choose to see all of the random acts of kindness that have brought a smile or a tear of joy to the face of someone in need. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our community, state, nation and the world, and especially to improve health and health care in Nevada.


15 young physician leaders to know — December 2016

• Becker's Hospital Review

Shawn Tsuda, MD. University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno). Dr. Tsuda is the chief of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He was the first surgeon in Nevada to receive certification in the LINX Reflux Management System for patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. He performs the LINX procedures at miVIP Surgery Centers in Las Vegas.


New PA program prepares to welcome first class of students

• Nevada Sagebrush

The new PA program came to fruition because of coordination between Lauf; Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, the dean of the School of Medicine and Evan Klass, the senior associate dean of Office of Statewide Initiatives.


Downtown Reno's Nelson Building sale moves forward

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The Nelson Building moved one step closer to being sold to developers of a 17-acre downtown Reno project. The sale of the 1.6 acre downtown location with two buildings and parking lot is owned by the University of Nevada, Reno. A Nevada System of Higher Education committee approved the $7 million sale moving forward on Thursday.


The Evolution of Medical Education in Nevada

• Nevada Business

We have a tremendous shortage [of physicians] and in nearly all specialties,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine. The problem is compounded by the fact that, “until recently we’ve had a limited system of public medicine education leading to residency education and into practicing physicians,” he said.

Gratitude ad from Office for Community Faculty

• Elko Daily Free Press

Office for Community Faculty thanks those in the Elko community who teach UNR Med students and residents.



Developer reaches agreement with UNR to buy nearly 2 acres of school property

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the university has agreed to sell the Nelson Building to the Don J Clark Group for $7 million. The property includes two buildings and a parking lot, and it houses some of UNR’s medical school programs and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.




If hypothyroidism is suspected get blood test to confirm

• RGJ

"The more common symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, cold intolerance, weight gain (though not obesity), constipation, menstrual abnormalities and muscle cramps, among others," said Dr. David Howard, an assistant professor in the department of endocrinology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.



Dr. Orna Fisher Joins Illuminate – Face & Body Bar as Chief Wellness Officer

• Las Vegas Informer

Dr. Fisher graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed specialized training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Where are the native doctors?

• KUNR

The 2016 graduating class of the University of Nevada, Reno Medical School celebrated wrapping up years of hard work. Last year there were 279 students enrolled at UNR’s med school, but only two identified as being American Indian or Alaskan Native.


Graduate Med School programs get $10M in grants

• Nevada Appeal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine at UNR received four of the grant awards to expand its Geriatrics program, Family and Community Medicine, Adult/child psychiatric and Internal Medicine programs — a total of $4.1 million.